The platycerium ridleyii is a prima donna. My first two didn’t even last a year.
Then recently I decided to give it another go.
I bought two small ones together with a holtumi and an elephantotis. One of the ridleyii only lasted three months.
Then I found two weeks ago that a friend’s full-grown ridleyii had died. My heart sank.
The ridleyii had looked perfectly healthy and was simply gorgeous.
If that beautiful specimen can suddenly fade away, then maybe this is one plant I shouldn’t try to grow.
So I declared that I wasn’t going to get anymore.
Famous last words. Yesterday, I saw a lovely platycerium ridleyii going for a song and my resolution flew right out of the window.